Meet Nigeria’s very own money man, Tayo Oviosu. He is the founder and CEO of PAGA, a consumer mobile payment service with operational headquarters in Nigeria.
A graduate of Electrical Engineering from USC and an MBA from Stanford University, Tayo Oviosu has over 12 years of (both technical and business) management experience working with Top rated and prestigious business organisations around the world. It’s no surprise his competence, knowledge and expertise has not only put him at the peak of his game, he is also a pioneer in the mobile payment service industry in Nigeria.
PAGA was founded after Tayo realized Nigeria’s had mobiles phones and yet had little to no access to financial services besides the banking industry and mobile top-up vouchers cash resale. An idea which has proved to be more beneficial than the risk of not stepping out at all to follow his instincts that the mobile phone could be a major channel to financial transactions, despite the economic implication warnings from friends for choosing to venture into such uncharted territories.
PAGA in the past year has been able to secure FDI’s from big names such as Omidyar Network, Acumen fund, Adievo Capital and Capricorn Investment groups’ et.al. With almost a million subscribers using PAGA for their daily transactions, and millions of Dollar worth of transactions in less than 5years, PAGA is indeed a new business movement to reckon with in the business network, both locally and internationally.
Tayo Oviosu continues to grow as a business man and an inspirational CEO, he has also been featured on almost every relevant business magazine/journal some of which includes FORBES magazine and even his own graduate school’s (Stanford University) outstanding alumni’s in the news.
Despite his success and continuous rise, Tayo Oviosu is humbled by PAGA’s growth and remains dedicated to his vision and mission to continue to excel both in his personal life as a business man and his professional life as a pioneer and leader.
The business terrain can be hard, but leaders like Tayo Oviosu give the average Nigerian youth hope and encouragement to keep striving to be the best they can be, and the endless possibilities and opportunities availed to them if they are willing to put the work in.
Whoot Africa proudly celebrates Nigeria’s very own Finance guru, PAGA’s CEO Tayo Oviosu.
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PAGA on the web – www.mypaga.com